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Centre for Digital Built Britain completed its five-year mission and closed its doors at the end of September 2022

This website remains as a legacy of the achievements of our five-year foundational journey towards a digital built Britain

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Research Profile - Facilitating the digitisation of off-site manufacturing

5 October 2022

Off-site manufacturing (OSM) was introduced decades ago to improve productivity, consistency and quality. In production, OSM has seen success in the automotive and food and beverage sectors. In construction, OSM take-up has been far more limited. OSM includes everything in the manufacturing process, from planning to design...

Research Profile - Application of satellite technology in infrastructure monitoring

5 October 2022

Satellite Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) monitoring to investigate large earth movements and monitor city-scale deformation is well established. The use of InSAR to monitor single infrastructure assets has been less well understood. Yet improvements in the achievable resolution mean the range of possible...

Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

4 October 2022

Development at the University of Cambridge’s West Cambridge campus offered an opportunity to demonstrate and address challenges associated with the production of a National Digital Twin (NDT). An ecosystem of connected digital twins, the NDT exists to share infrastructure and built environment data securely and so support...

Research Profile - Smart Hospital of the Future: Digital technologies, service innovation, and hospital design

4 October 2022

The century-old Moorfields Eye Hospital is relocating from its current home in London’s Old Street to a two-acre site at St Pancras Hospital, in the King’s Cross area. The move brings opportunity to use digital technologies (AI, analytics, digital twins) to innovate service provision to NHS patients and redesign hospitals...


Welcome to the Centre for Digital Built Britain.  

The Centre for Digital Built Britain was a partnership between the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the University of Cambridge to understand how the construction and infrastructure sectors could use a digital approach to better design, build, operate, and integrate the built environment. Find out more